Love Child

Rated 5.00/5 based on 7 reviews
Amber Pascoe's ordered life is rocked when Daniel Brodie, who she had never expected to see again, arrives and wants to see her. She fears that he will use his wealth to try and take her son but when the truth comes out, she must fight against a hatred and deception that had once almost ruined her life and now threatens harm on a much deadlier scale. More

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About Amelie Rose

I have wanted to be a writer since I was 15, when my English teacher introduced me to a whole new world of language and literature. My first publishing experience was in the school year book and I was hooked. I have been writing ever since and have had many short stories published in a range of magazines plus, one year, while handling the advertising for a national newspaper, I convinced my editor to let me write for the paper as well. Today, with my 4th book half complete, I operate a writing bureau from my home office, helping people with their writing needs. I live with my husband in a pretty waterfront cottage on the outskirts of the beautiful east coast Village of Orewa.

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Review by: Ian Miller on Oct. 24, 2014 :
I was offered a free copy to review this, and since Amelie is another New Zealand author, I could not refuse. While a reviewer does not need to like what he reads to review it properly, I started with a little trepidation because Love Child is a romance, well outside my usual reading, but to my surprise, I found it quite enjoyable. The story starts in Auckland with Amber becoming pregnant and Dom, the father, without any warning disappearing off to France. Four years later, he returns, finds Amber, and demands an answer to his question. The plot is somewhat unlikely, but is based upon the well-worn premise that while the reader may guess or know what is going on, the protagonists steadfastly create blocks to an increasingly ludicrous situation from unraveling. This is, of course, the method used by Shakespeare in many of his comedies. In this case, Amber does not answer. Indeed, she cannot, because she has no idea what the question is. Dom, ask the question! But then if he did that, there would be no story. What happens next is each encounter simply annoys each participant, their feelings get put away to ferment, and the pressure builds. Then, when it looks as if that has been played enough, another problem arises. Then another, each one leading to more fermentation. Then Dom actually sees the child and realizes he is a father. Oops – they are at it again, with plenty of help from outside. Strictly speaking, this becomes a love (or hate) rectangle. The characters tend to be extreme. Dom is very rich, very good looking (can't we have a below average looker?) and has the empathy quotient of an alligator. Emma, a further cause of trouble, has an EQ that makes a tarantula seem like good company. Jamie, the three-year-old, makes some typical three-year-old contributions. The story is well structured, and keeps up regular intensity and quieter parts, it is well written and maintains interest, as long as the basic premises are accepted.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Ronald D. Walker on Oct. 22, 2014 :
I enjoyed reading the book. The characters were portrayed well. I recommend the book for people who enjoy the romance of a relationship growing from ashes.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Sandra S. Kerns on Oct. 21, 2014 :
Love Child is a wonderful return to true contemporary romance. The conflict between the hero and heroine is more than believable, it's all too often true in the 'real' world. Amelie Rose has a great grasp on characterization. All of the characters were well rounded and enjoyable, even the 'villain', though I enjoyed her in a totally different way (truly a character worth hating). Well done, Amelie.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: anne freeman on July 19, 2012 :
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Was totally sucked into the story and felt the emotions and frustrations that a reader should feel when a story feels 'real'. Loved the twist with the deceitful person too. Excellent read and am a now a converted fan. Well done.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Milda Harris on Nov. 03, 2011 :
I really enjoyed reading this book. I love a good romance, from turmoil and misunderstandings to true love - all make for good romance reading. And, Amber and Daniel's story sucked me in to their relationship and had me rooting for them. Emma drove me nuts, but that's what a good antagonist does. Great read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Alisha Hartwell on Nov. 01, 2011 :
This book had me going until the very last drop. The in-depth characters along with plot twists make a great mix. I highly recommend this book if you are a fan of the romance genre.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Christine Sherborne on Sep. 01, 2011 :
What a great read, I really enjoyed Love Child. The characters were real and interesting and the storyline kept me turning the pages. LOVED the anti-heroine, what a bitch, just so long as she doesn't come into my life. When's your next book coming out?
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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